Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. “What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many signs.
(John 11v47 NIV)
Yes, Jesus was performing many signs.
Out of their own mouths they declared it.
Yet their motive was to stop Him.
We would never put ourselves in the same category.
We would never do such a thing.
We would never say anything like that.
Yet have you ever been critical of another ministry.
Do we look down on another denomination?
Judged someone’s motives?
We do not always recognise what God is doing.
Neither do we know what is in His heart.
Nor what is in the heart of a man.
It is easy to dismiss something simply because it is different.
It may not fit your theology.
It may not be your experience.
It may challenge our thinking and personal experience.
This doesn’t mean anything goes and nothing matters.
Far from it but don’t be hasty to criticise others.
Ask Him the question by all means but learn from the answer.
What is He most concerned about?
What is on His heart?
Above all, love deeply.
Watch your heart and pray.
Keep your heart tender.
You may see yourself as a failure.
You may feel people have failed you.
Bless not curse.